East Holme, Dorset
Holme, East, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the river Frome, 1½ miles SW by W of Wareham station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Wareham. Acreage, 1070; population, 90. A small priory, a cell to Montacute Abbey, was founded in the time of Edward I. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury, gross value,, £50. The church was built in 1866.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Wareham and Purbeck (1836-)|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1866. The original register books are now deposited with the Dorset Archives Service, but have been digitised by Ancestry.co.uk and made available on their site (subscription required).
Church of England
St. John the Evangelist (parish church)
The parish church of St. John the Evangelist, erected in 1866 by Nathaniel Bond esq, is a building of stone and Purbeck marble in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a western turret containing one bell: the paintings on the interior walls were all executed by Lady Selina Bond: all the windows are stained: there are 70 sittings : in the churchyard is an ornamental cross to the memory of a child of Nathaniel Bond esq.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
East Holme was in Wareham Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Poole Registration District from 1937 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for East Holme from the following:
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.
Online maps of East Holme are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.
The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.